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Learn how to make a filigree heart

art class

Learn how to make a filigree heart

2 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
art class

Learn how to make a filigree heart

art class

Learn how to make a filigree heart

2 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Guests will be introduced to a brief description of the history of filigree in Portugal, after which we will get on the road to Gondomar, where we will be received by the filigree master, António, in his own workshop. Our guests will be able see him in action, the different processes will be explained all the way from preparing the threads to the silver plating process. The guests will then be invited to produce their own filigree piece, which will be silver plated at the end. Due to time constraints, the silver piece you will be making will be about 4.5 cm in size and may not be completely filled, but filigree is a combination of filled and empty spaces and you can adapt your design around these features. Because all this learning and creating makes one hungry and thirsty, there will be a coffee break with refreshments and cookies.

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Your host

Learn more about Lucinda

Lucinda

We are a filigree enthusiast and a filigree master. Lucinda has a degree in modern languages, which includes Portuguese culture, and has been hosting guests in her daughter's apartment in downtown Porto. A long time enthusiast for Portuguese filigree, Lucinda explains to her daughter's guests the most relevant aspects of Portuguese culture, including the art of filigree. António is a filigree master, having started to work in this art at the age of 7. His work has recently enjoyed international recognition due to one of his stunning creations being used by a Hollywood star.

What's included

Food
Cookies
Drinks
Refreshments
Equipment
All materials, including silver thread, will be provided. And, of course, you get to take your design home with you.

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Where you'll be

We will be traveling to the town of Gondomar about 8 km east of Porto, famous for its filigree production. There we will meet António in his workshop.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Comfortable clothes
Lucinda
Learn how to make a filigree heart
2 reviews
£114/person
2 reviews
£114/person